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The Arran Cask Finishes Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Isle of Arran, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $120.00
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 50%
One of the most re-purchased whiskies on our shelves.

After initial maturation in traditional oak casks this unusual Arran was finished in a selection of Amarone wine casks sourced from artisan Italian wine producers. Bottled non chill filtered and with no colouring added. 50% Alc./Vol.

Tasting note: [tasted from a 10 ml sample]. The wine is evident in the crimson-pink blush. Unusual dried chile opening whiffs are eclipsed by an amazing, fresh, juicy sultana-like aroma that almost overshadows the malt. Gets more winey with exposure rounding off a superb cask finish bouquet. Wonderful expressiveness again on the palate which packs fabulous concentration and length; while not enormously complex, this is so judiciously balanced that even 10 ml makes you feel you're privileged to a classic. Plummy then fresh grape-like through to the fade. A stunning fusion of whisky, wood and wine. Get some of this- you won't regret it. 50% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... The buzzing black peppers leave you in no doubt what is to follow. As does the stunning clarity of the grape and crisp business like manner of the barley: stirring!... As cask finishes go, this one is just about perfect. 94.5 points
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2013